GM shares soar after record profit and new stake in lithium company

GM shares soar after record profit and new stake in lithium company

New York CNN — General Motors reported much stronger-than-expected earnings in the fourth quarter, pushing its full-year results to record levels for the second year in a row. The largest U.S. automaker also said on Tuesday it is buying a $650 million equity stake in Lithium Americas, giving it access to the raw material needed … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more

Mustang Mach-E: Ford lowers the price of its Tesla competitor

Mustang Mach-E: Ford lowers the price of its Tesla competitor

CNN — ford increases production of its popular Mustang Mach-E electric SUV and lowers the sticker price weeks after Tesla lowered the prices of its vehicles. The move represents a substantial rollback of the price increases Ford announced last summer for the 2023 models, but buyers may still pay a little more than they did … Read more

Ryan Reynolds watches Wrexham play thrilling FA Cup match

Ryan Reynolds watches Wrexham play thrilling FA Cup match

CNN — As the saying goes, it’s hope that kills you as a football fan – just ask Ryan Reynolds. The Hollywood actor experienced the full spectrum of emotions on Sunday as he watched Wrexham – the club Reynolds co-owns with Rob McElhenney – draw 3-3 against Sheffield United in a thrilling FA Cup match. … Read more

Trader Joe’s asked customers to rank their top nine products. There they are

Trader Joe’s asked customers to rank their top nine products.  There they are

New York CNN — Trader Joe’s asked its customers a simple question: If you were to spend the rest of your life on a deserted island, what nine Trader Joe’s products would you take with you? More than 18,000 shoppers responded to the 14th annual survey that ranked the supermarket’s most popular items in nine … Read more

Iran drone strike: Military plant hit, Tehran says

Iran drone strike: Military plant hit, Tehran says

CNN — Drones attacked a military factory in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, Tehran said on Sunday. “An explosion has occurred in one of the military centers linked to the defense ministry,” Isfahan Governorate’s deputy chief of security, Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari, told the semi-official Fars News Agency. Jan-Nesari said the explosion caused some damage, “but … Read more

Five Russian men on the run from military service have been living in a South Korean airport for months

Five Russian men on the run from military service have been living in a South Korean airport for months

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Five Russian men who fled the country following Moscow’s military mobilization order last September have been stranded for months at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport after authorities refused to take them in. Three of the men had arrived in October, the other two in November, their lawyer Lee Jong-chan said. … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more

Flybe flights canceled after UK airline ceases trading

Flybe flights canceled after UK airline ceases trading

London CNN — British airline Flybe has “suspended trading” and canceled all scheduled flights, the company and the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday. “Flybe, which operated scheduled services from Belfast City, Birmingham and Heathrow to airports in the UK and to Amsterdam and Geneva, has ceased trading,” the CAA said in a … Read more

Some auto insurers refuse to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

Some auto insurers refuse to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to underwrite policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that the companies say are too easy to steal. Several reports say the companies have stopped offering insurance for these vehicles in cities like Denver, Colorado and St. … Read more